Chicago architect Jeanne Gang to hold lecture at Kent State

Adrian Leuthauser

Jeanne Gang, founder of the Chicago-based firm Studio Gang Architects, will discuss Chicago’s Aqua Tower and the Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. in the University Auditorium inside Cartwright Hall.

Kent State’s College of the Arts describes Gang as specializing in architecture and urbanism in Chicago and New York, exploring the roles of design in revitalizing cities.

According to the College of Arts website, Gang received the MacArthur Fellow Award  in 2011 and has been well-known for her various projects such as the Aqua, an 82-story mixed-use residential skyscraper based in Chicago. She’s also involved with the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

Jeanne Gang and Studio Gang are engaged in multiple projects across the nation and are currently in the works of the expansion and renovation of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

The lecture is open to the public with no prior reservations.

To learn more about Jeanne Gang and her lecture, visit the College of the Arts at

Adrian Leuthauser is the College of Architecture and Environmental Design reporter for The Kent Stater, contact him at [email protected].